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Ryan Taggart

Ryan P. Taggart

Monday, September 28th, 1981 - Friday, March 27th, 2020
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A service to celebrate the life of Ryan P. Taggart, 38, of Hummelstown, will be held Friday, August 21, 2020, at 11 AM in the Evangelical Free Church of Hershey, 330 Hilltop Road, Hummelstown. Visitation will be in the church from 9:30 AM until time of the service.

Ryan passed away peacefully on Friday, March 27, 2020, in the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown, is handling the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Hummelstown Chemical Fire Company #1, PO Box 312, Hummelstown, PA 17036.

Ryan P. Taggart, 38, of Hummelstown, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 27, 2020, in the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center from multiple medical issues with his family by his side.

Born in Doylestown on September 28, 1981, he was the son of Jane A. Crowley Taggart of Elizabethtown and the late Timothy D. Taggart who preceded him in death on July 14, 2019.

Ryan was employed in hospitality and management by Hershey Entertainment; and was formerly an Outside Sales Representative for MidAtlantic Machinery, Inc. He was a 2000 graduate of Lower Dauphin High School where he played the trumpet and performed in many theatrical shows; and was a 2004 graduate of Bluefield College, Bluefield, VA, receiving a Bachelor’s in Business and a minor in Theater.

A community minded man, Ryan served with wisdom and pride on the Hummelstown Borough Council. For the past several years he successfully co-chaired the annual Chick’s Hummelstown Tavern Golf Outing which benefited the Hummelstown Youth Summer Recreation program, as well as the Lower Dauphin Travel and All-Star Baseball Association of which Ryan served as Secretary. He was also a former member of the Hummelstown Rotary Club. Ryan enjoyed being outdoors, riding trails on his four-wheeler, and hunting. A personable and caring man, Ryan wanted to touch people with humor and love. He will not only be truly missed by his family but by everyone whose life he touched.

In addition to his mother, Ryan is survived by one sister, Pamela J. Bonsall wife of Joseph W. and their children Emily and Will of Elizabethtown; and one brother, Denis M. Taggart husband of Molly and their children Wesley, Kellen and Shelly of Hershey.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, August 21st, 2020 | 9:30am - 11:00am
    Friday, August 21st, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am
    Evangelical Free Church of Hershey
    330 Hilltop Road
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  • Service

    Friday, August 21st, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, August 21st, 2020 11:00am
    Evangelical Free Church of Hershey
    330 Hilltop Road
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    The Rev. George Davis


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Allen Grow

Posted at 10:41am
We first met Ryan on a plane ride from San Diego to Harrisburg, after he visited Camp Pendleton. It is so unusual for a young person to talk at length to an "older" couple. We were delighted to learn he worked in hospitality for HERCO and went to E Free Church. He was so friendly, engaging and interesting. We were able to say "hello" to him a few times at church and were always impressed by him.
We are so very sorry for your tremendous loss. May God give you a peace and comfort that only He can give.

Allen and Judy Grow

Glitter Girls

Posted at 12:01pm
We know this is such a difficult time and our hearts are breaking for you. We love you and are praying for you and your family.
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Paul Buckshon

Posted at 06:21pm
Dear Jane and the Taggart family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Ryan and I worked together for all of his years with Mid Atlantic Machinery and Southern States Machinery. We would talk often back then, and stayed in touch by text in later years, I always looked forward to seeing him when we came to Hershey for meetings or in NC. Unfortunately, the last time we met was at Tim's funeral, and after, we shared some tears, some drinks, and then some laughs together. That's exactly how I will remember Ryan......a wise soul, quick wit, and fun loving personality! Always willing to help. He went thru alot these past many years, but always held his head high and never complained. He always wanted to know how we were doing, never focusing on himself. He will be missed and is gone from us way too soon. But I can hear him and Tim now looking down now, laughing and joking; "buzzard bate!" With God's help, our tears and sorrow will hopefully soon be replaced by all the joy and fond memories we each have of Ryan.
Love to you all,
Paul & Joann Buckshon

Lauren Kepner

Posted at 08:38pm
Many years have passed since I had Ryan as a student in 4th grade at East Hanover Elementary School. I remember him as a happy, smiling young boy. His friendly demeanor appears to have stayed with him throughout his life.
I am so sorry for the family’s loss of Ryan and send my deepest sympathies.
Lauren Kepner

Rose Young

Posted at 10:21pm
To Ryan's mom and family I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful young man, I will always remember all the talks and great times we had while he was a patient of mine. He made my night shift great. May you rest in peace my dear friend.

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